The City of Baytown remains focused on connecting the community together through numerous events, art projects, and more. A new art installation, featuring big letters and numbers, has been gaining a lot of attention around Ward Road. Many residents have been curious about where they came from and why they exist.
These were created with the intent of connecting this area together through art by identifying Ward Road and other streets. However, we see what you see. When crews installed the pieces in this area, the idea didn’t translate. Instead, the letters and numbers will be moved and used in a more meaningful way through Baytown’s parks and trails system.
The “W” will be used with a “G” to identify the Wayne Gray Sports Complex. The letters will identify the pick-up point for the trolley stop and will be where you can find more information about Wayne Gray himself.
The “H” will be used as a trailhead sign at Hollaway Park. The park’s name will be creatively added inside the letter at the front of the trail.
The “5” will be used for our educational trail to identify the five state symbols (pecan tree, mockingbird, bluebonnet, monarch butterfly, and armadillo) you can look for while you’re out on the trail or the nature overlook.
Crews are in the process of removing the numbers and letters so they can be installed at their new locations in the coming weeks. For more details about our public parks, visit baytown.org/parks and to find out more about our public art projects, visit baytownengage.com.